Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : curl vulnerabilities (USN-3123-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94574
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that curl incorrectly reused client certificates when built with NSS. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to hijack the authentication of a TLS connection. (CVE-2016-7141)

Nguyen Vu Hoang discovered that curl incorrectly handled escaping certain strings. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-7167)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled storing cookies. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject cookies for arbitrary domains in the cookie jar. (CVE-2016-8615)

It was discovered that curl incorrect handled case when comparing user names and passwords. A remote attacker with knowledge of a case-insensitive version of the correct password could possibly use this issue to cause a connection to be reused. (CVE-2016-8616)

It was discovered that curl incorrect handled memory when encoding to base64. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8617)

It was discovered that curl incorrect handled memory when preparing formatted output. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8618)

It was discovered that curl incorrect handled memory when performing Kerberos authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8619)

Luat Nguyen discovered that curl incorrectly handled parsing globs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8620)

Luat Nguyen discovered that curl incorrectly handled converting dates. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-8621)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled URL percent-encoding decoding. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause curl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8622)

It was discovered that curl incorrectly handled shared cookies. A remote server could possibly obtain incorrect cookies or other sensitive information. (CVE-2016-8623)

Fernando Munoz discovered that curl incorrect parsed certain URLs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to trick curl into connecting to a different host. (CVE-2016-8624).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3123-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94574

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3123-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/4/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-gnutls, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcurl3-nss, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7141, CVE-2016-7167, CVE-2016-8615, CVE-2016-8616, CVE-2016-8617, CVE-2016-8618, CVE-2016-8619, CVE-2016-8620, CVE-2016-8621, CVE-2016-8622, CVE-2016-8623, CVE-2016-8624

USN: 3123-1